Thursday, July 6, 2017

Avery Elle No Way & Welcome Home

Hi Everyone! Today I'm sharing Avery Elle's No Way and Welcome Home

On my first card I started the card by cutting two pieces of patterned paper. This created a place for me to stamp the adorable avocado stamp. I added a few action lines with a Copic multiliner and then stamped a birthday hat from Extraordinary.

I stamped the large sentiment next and then heat embossed "it's your birthday" on black.
I finished the card with sequins from Pretty Pink Posh and twine from Avery Elle.

Next, I created a card with this timeless house stamp. Won't this be fun to use year round? I stamped the individual pieces of the house, die cut the door, tree and roof and pieced it all together. 

Have a great week!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Floral Bouquet Avery Elle

Summer is here! I LOVE this time of year! Soccer, swimming, beach and free time.

I had so much fun creating this card using Floral Bouquet from Avery Elle. The flowers are so detailed and pretty! I paired the stamps with Heart Frame Die. This combo is going to be one I use a lot. The Star Frame Die is also a must have. Wreaths are all over Pinterest and I can't wait to bring that look to my cards. :)

Have a great day!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Avery Elle Extraordinary

Hi Everyone!

Every once in awhile I really enjoy getting my watercolors out and have fun playing around with backgrounds. 

Today's card features Extraordinary, an amazingly fun mini set with narwhals!

I created a soft background with watercolors, then I stamped and die cut one of the two narwals from the set. Next, I took a sentiment from the set and made it bigger by adding "magical" with the Modern Alphabet

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Avery Elle Cool Treats

Hi Everyone! It's warming up where I live so the kids have been enjoying daily popsicles and ice cream sandwiches. :)  Its the perfect time to put some Cool Treats on your cards too. ;)

On my card, I stamped, colored and die cut a few of the frozen treats. Next, I die cut Horizontal Stripes and added an ombre Distress Ink panel behind them. Finally, I stamped the sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Avery Elle Birthday Bus

Hi Everyone!
Today I'm sharing the super fun stamp set Birthday Bus by Avery Elle.

I started off by stamping and die cutting the bus. This mini set is SO fun to color. I'm looking forward to making several bus cards in different themes. 

The bus is the perfect size for a card so all I needed to do was add a little ink blending to the background to make it pop. Next, I heat embossed the sentiment from the set on black card stock, I finished the card with a few sequins from Pretty Pink Posh and some coordinating pattern paper.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, May 26, 2017

Avery Elle Bubbles

Hi Everyone!

Today I'm featuring my favorite set from the Avery Elle release called Bubbles! This fun ocean set has adorable animals and perfectly matched sentiments. 

I wanted to color every animal for this card but I ended up picking 3. I will have to use the other animals on another card. ;)

I used Diagonal Stripes Dies to frame out this sweet card. I will be using this frame a lot!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Avery Elle Tropics

Hi Everyone!
There is so much tropical fun in Avery Elle's new Summer release. I combined 3 stamp sets today to create today's card.

I started by creating the patterned side panels using Tropics and several Avery Elle inks. Next, I stamped the turtle from Bubbles and finished the card with a sentiment from Aloha.

The twine and Pretty Pink Posh sequins and droplets added a little more color and shine.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, May 12, 2017

Pretty Pink Posh Blog Hop

Welcome to the Pretty Pink Posh blog hop! When Paulina asked me to join, I jumped at the chance to use her amazing products. Today I'm featuring Bee Friends with the coordinating dies, Scallop Hexagons Dies, Thoughtful Greetings and Build a Bloom with coordinating dies.

On my first card I started by die cutting the largest Scallop Hexagons Die and colored them with Distress Oxides. Next, I placed the hexagons on my card base and taped off the edges so I could added the background, also inked with Distress Oxides. I stamped and die cut the bee and flowers from Bee Friends and placed them on my card with foam adhesive. The card was finished with the AMAZING sentiment found in the mini stamp set. 

For my next card I started by embossing the sentiment from Thoughtful Greetings on black card stock. Next I stamped and die cut flowers and leaves from Build a Bloom. I layered Distress Stain on the back white card stock, then adhered my black sentiment panel and flowers to the card. The sweet sequins are from Mini Sparkling Clear Flower Sequins and they add the perfect amount of shine to the card. I added one more layer to the back of the card. I simply used tape adhesive and Distress Oxide ink to make a striped background. 

For those of you that are new to my blog you can also follow me on Instagram @ashmarcu. I LOVE using Pretty Pink Posh products on my cards!

Prize time! Pretty Pink Posh is generously giving away 4 $25 gift certificates! Two winners from today's hop and two from yesterday's. Winners will be picked at random along the blog hop so leave a comment on each blog to increase your chances of winning. Comments must be left by 11:59 PM PST on 5/17/2017. Winners will be announced on the Pretty Pink Posh blog.

Now keep hoppin'! Enjoy!

Ashley Marcu (you are here)

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Avery Elle Summer Release Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Avery Elle Summer Release blog hop!

My card to features the mini stamp set Aloha plus a sentiment added from Floral Bouquet.

To create my card I stamped the coconut drink and pineapple from Aloha. Next, I colored them with Copics and die cut them out.

To create the frame I used Scalloped Pierced Rectangles. The background was blended with Distress Ink. I finished the card with a sentiment from Floral Bouquet and Raspberry twine.

Aloha and have fun on the rest of the hop!

Karolyn Loncon 
Caryn Davies
Heather Campbell
Melania Deasy
Katie Gehring 
Amy Kolling 
Ashley Marcu (you are here)
Maska Vanacker 

To celebrate our Summer 2017 Release Blog Hop, Avery Elle is giving away a $25 Gift Certificate to one random winner.  To enter to win just comment on this post.  There is no purchase necessary and you must be 18 years of age or older to enter.  This giveaway is void where prohibited.  You can also do options 2, 3, 4, 5 or all 6 of the following to increase your chances of winning. You have until midnight Sunday, May 14th to enter.  The winner will be announced on the Avery Elle Blog on Monday, May 15th .  All products are available for purchase in the Avery Elle store right now.
To enter to win you can do 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or all 6 of the following to increase your chances:
  1. Comment on any of the design team's posts and/or here on the Avery Elle Blog
  2. Follow us on Twitter and tweet the contest (we are @averyellestamps )
  3. Follow us on Facebook (we are ) and share us with your friends - make sure they tell us you sent them.
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  5. Become a blog follower through email (comment on the Avery Elle blog if you already follow us)
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Thursday, May 4, 2017

Avery Elle Punny Pantry

Hi Everyone!

Today I'm featuring the fun stamp set from Avery Elle called Punny Pantry. This unique stamp set has some amazing sentiments pairs with fun whimsical illustartions.

To create my card I stamped the lime image and colored it with Copics.

Next, I die cut the lime and mounted it on cardstock colored with Distress Ink. I framed the image with white cardstock die cut with a cirlce. I finshed the card with sequins, patterned paper and washi tape. I love how how this stamp set pairs images and sentiments together making creating simple and care free.

Thanks for stopping by!